Who should pay for what? Join the conversation on our transport system

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Who should pay for what? Join the conversation

The way New Zealanders travel is changing and will need to change further as we respond to big trends and challenges like climate change, population growth, and the need for more liveable and sustainable cities.

This month, Te Manatū Waka Ministry of Transport, in conjunction with Koi Tū: The Centre for Informed Futures and Public Engagement Projects, is running an innovative public conversation forum that allows us to listen to a wide range of people and understand different perspectives about ‘who should pay for what’ as we see the demands and expectations on our transport system changing. It’s part of a long-term project about how we pay for Aotearoa New Zealand’s land transport system in the future.

We invite people to share their ideas and vote on the ideas of others in an interactive online conversation called Polis which can be found here.

It will be open until early November – and participants can check in throughout that time to see what else has been said. It’s an anonymous and engaging way to share thoughts, opinions, or ideas about things such as fairness, access, climate response, and transport costs in Aotearoa New Zealand.

More information about the topic and other details can be found here. We hope this conversation sparks some interest as a different way of discussing some pretty big and complex funding challenges.

The Complex Conversations programme is a core part of Koi Tu’s democracy research focused on innovating and improving citizen involvement in public decisions around complex issues.

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